I have positive reactions to the film.
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Not only did I see the film "An Inconvenient Truth" in the movie theater, but I also had the positive follow-up experience of seeing Al Gore deliver his powerpoint presentation in person. Finally, I thought, someone is giving voice and scientific data to thoughts that many people have advocated for decades: the increasing world population and production of greenhouse gas is throwing nature out of balance and living things will suffer accordingly.
The transcription provided in https://www.stuffintheair/AnInconvenientTruth.html
is very helpful in condensing the former Vice President's premises. I am especially glad that the website and he himself explained why he has chosen this as his "crusade". He is professorial in his presentaion, giving more weight to his thoughts and recommendations than might otherwise be the case.
Having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1997 and also having visited Antarctica in January 2005, I was particularly interested in the effects of global warming on those two locations. The current pictures of the Mt. Kilimanjaro peak show that the snows are indeed melting. I visited Antarctica just after news of some major ice melting there. Standing on the deck our our ship in Paradise Bay, we could actually hear the loud noises that are made when chunks of icebergs melt and crash into the water. It's alarming.
When you click on some of the website's links, you get additional background information which is helpful. I would see this film again. I would highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. In fact, I am hoping that Mr. Gore will produce an update for general distribution.Barry's Response
- Thanks. I would like to see An Inconvenient Truth once again. And now that my kids
are a bit older, show it to them as well.Search
this site for more information now.
Maybe I'll poke fun at the film in a blunt way...
If I were to, I might critique "An Inconvenient Truth" like this:
Let me tell ya, I watched this 'An Inconvenient Truth' thing and it's got more drama than a soap opera. Al Gore is up there, making PowerPoint slides look like Hollywood blockbusters.
Gore talks about polar bears drowning and cities under water. Look, I like disaster movies, but I thought I was watching 'The Day After Tomorrow' for a second. Are we sure he didn't just confuse it with a movie night?
I couldn't help but notice that Al Gore flies around in private jets
and lives in a mansion the size of a small country. Why doesn't he just downsize to a studio apartment and ride a bike? It's like he's saying, "Do what I say, don't do what I do."
I bet his carbon footprint is bigger than Bigfoot's! This guy's got a bigger carbon footprint than a rampaging T-Rex!
It's like he's trying to win an Oscar for Best Documentary. Al, this isn't 'The Lord of the Rings,' it's a slideshow.
I'm not saying we shouldn't take care of the planet, but do we really need to blame every hurricane and heatwave on humans? Mother Nature's been throwing tantrums since before we invented wheels.
In the end, 'An Inconvenient Truth' is like the friend who always tells you to eat healthier while chowing down on a double bacon cheeseburger. It's good to be informed, but let's not go overboard.
There's a lighthearted and comedic take on it. Take a look at the film if you can.